We share our planet with millions of different species.
Biodiversity is our safety net.
Think of all the different species and places on our planet as threads in a net. The more threads that intertwine, the stronger the net – and the better nature can provide for us and cope with threats such as climate change.
Unfortunately, people have been unpicking the safety net for decades.
We’ve flattened forests to make way for farming. We’ve netted fish until their numbers collapse. And we’ve bulldozed wetlands so that floods wreak havoc.
The good news is that for the first time in human history, we understand the impact we're having on the natural world we love and depend on − and we know how we can start to mend the net.
There is still time to reverse this loss of nature. But we need to act now or face catastrophic change.
Nature can thrive again
An unmissable opportunity
Together, we can influence these global decisions and send a message that it's no longer acceptable to continue destroying our natural world – and that we can take a different, better path.
Put simply, we need governments to commit to halt and start reversing the loss of nature by 2030, and restore nature to more sustainable levels by 2050.
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